Mari Fitz-Wynn is the President and Co-founder of Heart for Home School Ministries , Inc. founded in 2000 by Mari and her late husband P. Wynn. The 501 3(c) organization sponsor seminars and conferences to help home school families educate their children with confidence. For 3 years, Mari hosted the weekly radio program, “Heart for Home School.”and although Mari no longer hosts a weekly radio program, she offers advice and wisdom drawn from her many years of experience through short commentaries, “Home School Highlights,” which are aired throughout the day on WRTP HIS Radio stations. Mari has over 20 years of experience as a speaker, a home educator, a home school advocate and lobbyist for one of her state’s home school organizations. Her most fulfilling role however, is being the proud mom of 1 daughter and 5 sons who were home schooled.
Speaker: Julia Nalle
Why do so many history programs miss the connections between Biblical/Christian history and world history? Why do we study Bible and World History but not at the same time? Why do we have our children reading books about the Giants of the Faith but fail to connect those stories within the pages of our history books? BiblioPlan’ unique four-year survey of history solves this problem by covering world history, American history and Biblical history all at the same time, from ancient times through modern times, weaving God’s story together with the world’s story throughout. BiblioPlan students are privileged to walk beside the Hebrew people from the Book of Genesis through the Book of Job, looking on as Father Abraham and his descendants encounter the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans. They learn church and missionary history alongside world history, discovering the roles that faith played in the lives of mighty figures like Charlemagne, Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Henry VIII and many others. And throughout all four years, they are introduced to other faiths in ways that help them understand their own faith better. Come spend some time in this session encountering the God of the Ages in the pages of history. Julia will be sharing personal stories and stories from history to illustrate how to weave His Story into History
Speaker: Julia Nalle
In most subjects, we start by teaching the basics: In reading, we start by teaching children the alphabet; in writing, we start by teaching children how to hold a pencil; and in arithmetic, we start by teaching children how to count. Since we start every other subject at the beginning, why should we start history in the middle— with Columbus’ arrival in the West Indies, or with the American Revolution? A well-ordered approach to history and literature allows students to follow history as it happened: In order, from ancient times through the present. A classical approach produces a well-rounded student who knows the stories from all of history— whether ancient or modern, Biblical or secular— that every educated person should know. This seminar will help you understand the importance of studying history in order and how to integrate history with literature reading, writing assignments, geography study, hands-on history activities in a classical four year Charlotte Mason styled approach. The entire family can enjoy history together (with appropriate material for each learning age) with this chronological study plan.
Peterson’s Dean Vaughn Total Retention System has revolutionized home-schooled students on a wide range of subjects.
Speaker: Rachel Rist
Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started.